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panetta warns of a cyber pearl harbor coming from iran and it may have already begun. all on >>> jimmy, after last night's debate i keep picking those hot romney stocks and sectors. good evening, everyone, i'm larry kudlow. this is "the kudlow report." our top story tonight, paul ryan's resounding victory in last night's debate with vice president joe biden. the first ten minutes sealed it. 43 million people watched and the polls are showing a snap cnn poll gave the win to ryan and so did the cnbc survey. biden's snarky, disrespectful laughing and out-of-control interruptions hurt him enormously. plus, he gave no reason for barack obama to be reelected ryan played and cool and smart. the best line today from marco rubio. take a listen to this. >> let me tell you, it's not easy to do a good job onstage when you have a heckler on the stage with you. >> biden misled everyone with a string of falsehoods. tonight we have the man who developed the cia's program that detects deception. what you'll hear from him is going to shock you. then again, maybe it won't. >> plussic brai ibreaking news,
. that was the stark warning from defense secretary leon panetta. he described a cyber pearl harbor in which attackers could take over computers that control the transportation system or a utility with deadly consequences. panetta's dire prediction comes after a massive computer attack on the world's largest oil company. so we asked david martin to tell us more. >> reporter: u.s. officials say a cyber attack against aramco, the world's largest oil producer, has been traced to hackers inside iran. another volley in an increasingly high stakes war going on in cyberspace. and defense secretary panetta enns potential enemies, opcluding iran, are developing the capability to launch devastating attacks. >> the collective result of these kinds of attacks could be a cyber pearl harbor. an attack that would cause physical destruction and the loss of life. an attack that would paralyze and shock the nation and create a new profound sense of vulnerability. >> reporter: iran does not have that kind of capability yet, but u.s. officials say several cecent cyber attacks have been haaced to hackers inside iran. pane
call. >> these kinds of attacks could be a cyber pearl harbor. >> a cyber pearl harbor. leon panetta pledging tough pentagon action in response to these potential cyber attacks targeting critical u.s. control systems. eamon javers life from washington next on what it could cost corporate america. >>> and then later, is amazon's billionaire founder and ceo on to something huge? confirming the online retailer says its kindle e-readers get sold at cost, but it actually profits from the subsequent online sales connected to them. we're going to debate the merits of this kind of business model in the back half of the show. >>> also ahead, wouldn't it be cool to be larry ellison just for a day? the third richest man in america who just bought an entire hawaiian island hinting to maria just a few weeks ago about what could be his next acquisition target. wait until you hear what he's set his sights on. work. and his new boss told him two things -- cook what you love, and save your money. joe doesn't know it yet, but he'll work his way up from busser to waiter to chef before opening a restaur
: it is predicted that cyber space will be the world's next big battlefield. but defense secretary leon panetta warned that the threat of a defense cyber attack against america is already here. >> the collective result of these kinds of attacks could be a cyber pearl harbor. >> reporter: panetta warned that cyber attackers have tried to shut down america's critical infrastructure, power, water, transportation and major financial institutions. >> such a destructive cyber terrorist attack could virtually paralyze the nation. >> reporter: while russia and china are prime suspects, for the first time u.s. officials blame iran for the recent jump in cyber attacks. officials tell them iran was behind the recent attempts to disable the website to several u.s. banks. those attacks failed, but another attack nearly shut down saudi arabia's oil production. using a website, they destroyed 30,000 computers. experts say this complex attack should be a warning to the u.s. >> we do not have the proper level of security within the financial sector or the oil and gas sector, or any of our critical oil structure
. >>trace: got to go, both, thank you very much. >> the defense secretary panetta delivered a harsh warning about our potential for cyber attacks saying a future assault could do as much damage as the attacks of 9/11. the details on that are next. follow the wings. [ male announcer ] are you considering a new medicare plan? then you may be looking for help in choosing the right plan for your needs. so don't wait. call now. whatever your health coverage needs, unitedhealthcare can help you find the right plan. open enrollment to choose your medicare coverage begins october 15th and ends december 7th. so now is the best time to review your options and enroll in a plan. medicare has two main parts, parts a and b, to help cover a lot of your expenses, like hospital care... and doctor visits. but they still won't cover all of your costs. now's the time to learn about unitedhealthcare plans that may be right for you. are you looking for something nice and easy? like a single plan that combines medicare parts a & b with prescription drug coverage? a medicare advantage plan can give you doctor, hos
. what defense secretary leon panetta is saying about the attack. very latest in a live report. úwa >>. >> gregg: welcome back. bottom of the hour, time for the top of the news. one month away from election day. president obama taking some time off the campaign trail this weekend while governor romney is scheduled to speak at a campaign rally in battleground state of florida tonight. >> heather: a tour bus overturns in new jersey exit and 19 people were hurt including children. cause of the crash unclear. >> gregg: a firefight between turkey and syria continues for a fourth straight day today. it all began when a syrian border shell landed near a turkish village killing five civilians. turkey has been firing into syria every day since. >> heather: defense secretary leon panetta weighing in on the deadly attack in libya. he says that the u.s. is now investigating a potential new lead in the case. this as new questions arise about whether the obama administration could have done more to protect the four americans who were murdered in the terrorist attack. peter doocy has more from was
. >>> secretary of dfts leon defense -- defense leon panetta is warning that the u.s. could be facing cyberattacks. secretary panettas that a major cyberattack could virtually paralyze this country, and he said the military could take action if the u.s. detects an imminent cyberattack. >> these attacks mark a significant escalation of the cyberthreat. >> and panetta is urging congress to pass legislation. he said without it, the country is vulnerable. right now, the pentagon spends more than $3 billion a year on cybersecurity. >>> honda has ordered a recall of more than a quarter million crv crossovers that affects 269,000 crossovers from the 2002 through 2006 model years relating to a master switch that controls the vehicle's power windows. that could melt and cause a fire. the automakers it's aware of four such fires but so far, no injuries. consumer reports said it has discovered a problem with the interior escape lever in the trunk for the lexus. lexus apparently installed the levers to protect anyone who might ends upped in -- end up in a closed trunk. >>> it turns out that one of the bigges
secretary leon panetta warning today that hackers could launch an attack on the united states as the same destructive force as the attacks of 9/11. speaking to a group of executives on board the uss intrepid here in new york last night. secretary panetta says needs to do more to protect against the growing cyber threat. also revealed that hackers recently attacked saudi arabia's oil and gas company a virus called shamoon destructive assault has ever seen. >> it included a routine called wiper. coded to to self-execute. more than 30,000 computers that it infected were rendered useless. and had to be replaced. it virtually destroyed 30,000 computers. >> shepard: this isn't the first time secretary panetta has pushed against better protections from cyber attacks. the white house has been pushing for new legislation to fight the hackers. last month republicans blocked the effort that senator john john mccain described as, quote: red tape. jennifer griffin at her post at the pentagon tonight. why did defense secretary panetta wait until this moment, he believes this is a pre-9/11 moment when
by an enemy attack. today, leon panetta is warning of what he calls a similar threat. we reported in recent days how hackers are suspected of targeting a whole series of some of america's biggest things and secretary panetta says the united states is increasingly vulnerable to the foreign hackers. jennifer goodman has more live from the pentagon. >> secretary panetta believes that we are in a pre-9/11 moment. his warning and his message last night, appeared to be for iran. >> potential aggressors should be aware that the united states has the capacity to locate them and to hold them accountable for their actions that may try to harm america. >> secretary panetta is the first u.s. official to confirm to recent attacks. there was a virus that wiped out 30,000 files on computers with an icon of a burning american flag. >> iran has also taken the ability to use cyberspace to its advantage to current officials tell us that the recent attack on bank of america was a response from iran to recent sanctions against its oil industry. he also referenced a cyberattack that struck the saudia arabia stat
. rebecca, anthony over to you guys. >> leon panetta says the u.s. is facing a threat equivalent to 9/11. it will be carried out by computer. he describes a cyber pearl harbor. david martin has the story. >> reporter: u.s. officials say a cyber attack against the world's largest oil producer has been traced to hackers inside iran. another volley in an increasingly high stakes war going on in cyber space. defense secretary panetta warns potential enemies are developing the capability to launch devastating attacks. >> the collective result of these kinds of attacks could be a cyber pearl harbor. an attack that would cause physical destruction and the loss of life. an attack that would paralyze and shock the nation. and create a new profound sense of vulnerability. >> reporter: iran does not have that kind of capability yet. but u.s. officials say several recent cyber attacks have been traced to hackers inside iran. panetta stopped short of blaming iran but in a speech last night described the cyber attack which occurred two months ago. >> more than 30,000 computers that it infected were
at the sbreppid panetta warned the u.s. is facing the possibility of a pearl harbor that could shut down the networks and critical network systems. this is about 40 minutes. >> frank, five words, you deserve to be here. ladies and gentlemen, it is now my great pleasure and high honor to introduce one of the most talented and experienced lead ners american government. a mon who serves our country by meeting the extraordinary challenges of our times. i'm sure secretary of defense panetta thinks back to his days in the u.s. intelligence where he received the accommodation medal. as a member of congress he chared the committee. from there president clinton tapped him to become chief of staff. lee on panetta made and very public contribution to the defense of the united states of america and to our very own new york city. he oversaw the successful and daring mission that ended the life of one osama bin lad din t. persistence, courage and tenacity required to accomplish this remind me of a quote from president kennedy let every nation know that wishes us ill should pay any price be any hardshi
. >> ezra klein, thank you so much coming and talking to us. >>> defense secretary leon panetta is warning that the u.s. could soon face what he's calling a cyber pearl harbor. during a speech in new york city last night he said recent hackings targeting u.s. companies are showing vulnerabilities to threats against transportation, communication and banking. the pentagon says panetta is pushing for a cyber security bill that had been blocked in august. customer erin swenson bought from us online today. so, i'm happy. sales go up... i'm happy. it went out today... i'm happy. what if she's not home? (together) she won't be happy. use ups! she can get a text alert, reroute... even reschedule her package. it's ups my choice. are you happy? i'm happy. i'm happy. i'm happy. i'm happy. i'm happy. happy. happy. happy. happy. (together) happy. i love logistics. >>> to politics now. the biden/ryan debate paled in comparison to the debate between california congressman howard berman and brad sherman last night. you have got to watch this. we don't have that. we'll get that to you later. >>> it's going
," live with your calls and tweets and e- mails at 7:00 a.m. on c-span. defense secretary leon panetta talked about the role of the defense department on the critical infrastructure against server security threats. he also urged congress to pass a site -- you bill that was brought in august in the senate. this is about 40 minutes. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> ladies and gentlemen. it is myladies and gentlemen, it is my great pleasure and high honor to introduce one of the most talented, versatile, and experienced leaders in american he served our country by meeting the extraordinary challenges of our time. leon panetta thinks back on his days as a first lieutenant in the u.s. army intelligence. he received a medal. as a member of congress, he chaired the house legislature committee before moving on to the director of a budget. from there president clinton tapped him to become the white house chief of staff. as director of central intelligence, leon panetta made many critical decisions. he made a very
? that was defense secretary leon panetta talking about cyber attacks linked to countries like china, russia and iran saying u.s. banks have already been hit and we need to defend our nation's networks before critical elements of our infrastructure are targeted. national security correspondent jennifer griffin is live from the pentagon. interesting comparison to 9/11. why did mr. panetta choose this moment at this time to issue a warning. >> reporter: the secretary believes this is the pre-9/11 moment when it comes to potential of a cyber-terrorist attack. his real message seems to have been for iran. >> potential aggressors should be aware that the united states has the capacity to locate them, and to hold them accountable for their actions that may try to harm america. >> reporter: the pentagon is spending $3 billion a year on cybersecurity but panetta's message was really to other nations about the u.s. military's offensive capability when it comes to cyber, jenna. jenna: something really interesting happened when he gave this talk. he described previous attacks that were classified. did he say wh
to be in retaliation for u.s. sanctions against the country. panetta called those attacks possibly the most destructive the private sector has seen yet. >>> today a civil liberties and advocacy group will put out its own ads in metro stations to combat the ads that are pro israel. cares campaign in response to the anti-jihad posters. a c.a.r.e. spokesperson hasn't said what the ads will say,ut they will promote mutual understanding and challenge hate. >>> a montgomery county child defies death after a fall out of a window nine stories up. the 4-year-old boy fell out of an apartment window on the 9th story of an apartment building on piney branch road in silver spring. a tree helped break that boy's fall. neighbors found the boy in a bush crying in pain. >> after that fall, he's a very lucky child. >> police say the boy's family was home at the time. the boy was taken to children's hospital with a broken femur and head injury. >> a sea of pink will descend on the d.c. region in support of breast cancer. thousands of people will walk 60 miles to raise money and find a cure. last year's walk raised more t
panetta issues a chilling warning about computer hackers. a scenario he describes as a possible cyber pearl harbor that could be as destructive as the 9/11 attacks. we're live at the pentagon. >>> and hello, brooklyn. the legendary barbra streisand takes the stage in her hometown for the very first time. ♪ beneath the moon, the stars and under the sun ♪ >> a homecoming concert decades in the making today, friday, october 12th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lawer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. what a night. where were you doing the debate? >> right there in the second row of the yankee game in the bronx. i went to see the yankee game, but i tivoed this and watched it this morning. it was different. >> well, in your event there was a clear cut winner and loser. in this debate, unclear. it was definitely the only chance for a face-to-face showdown during this election f
the debate matter? >>> leon panetta issues a warning about computer hackers, a scenario he describes as a possible cyber pearl harbor that could be as destructive as the 9/11 attacks. we are live at the pentagon. >>> and hello brooklyn, the legendary barbara streisand takes the stage in her hometown for the very first time. ♪ beneath the moon, the stars and under the sun ♪ >> the homecoming concert, decades in the making, friday, october 12, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012 with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning, welcome to "today" on friday morning, i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, i'm savannah guthrie. what a night. where were you in the debate? >> second row of the yankee game. i went to see the yankee game, but tivoed it and watched this morning. >> with a clear cut winner and loser in this debate unclear, it was the chance for a face to face between joe biden and paul ryan, did their best to make it count. >> they clashed on a wide range of topics, everything from the econo
, you just don't know any facts. first of all, one little fact, i really wonder whether mr. panetta who talked about the smallest number of ships since 1915, said that in a letter to your former boss, senator mccain, would really be happy to give this argument is ridiculous. wasn't a republican who made that case. it was mr. panetta. number one. number two, the navy is going to be bigger because i funded the ships that are being built. it takes a few years to get them out to see. look at the pattern of naval spending, and the number of ships over the next few years. the air force, rich was very careful to talk about platforms, not aircraft. why? because he's talking about drones. not just planes. you want to watch this very, very carefully. i'm not saying rich wasn't giving you facts. i'm saying that it's a reflection of this administration that when it comes to worst, there's a lot of -- there's an awful lot of fancy footwork. finally, defense going up, it's not going up in real terms. it's going up in nominal terms. big difference. and i come back to the point, why has this administra
and that is the sequester. we know that mr. panetta, the secretary of defense, said that it would be a disaster, as it would be. and i would refer you to the chapter. where did that originate? where did that idea come from? it turns out that it can from the white house. it turns out he had a meeting with senator reid and congresswoman pelosi and suggested this. and initially and apparently they were not keen on the idea. now how much does the defense amount to percentage wise in terms of the problem that we as a nation face? if you talk about giving budgetary spending every year, discretionary spending, it is 50%. if you talk about the problem that includes entitlements, it is 13%. if you want to look at the $55 billion coming out of the sequestered, that works out to about 1.4% of our overall problem. but better than 10% of the defense budget. are you going to tell me that the solution to the national financial problem is cutting defense? and by the way, do you honestly think that the mothers in iran, that the north koreans, but the radical muslims including al qaeda which have been defeated but now it tur
secretary leon panetta says the cyber threat from iran has grown and the u.s. will take action if necessary. recent cyber attack against energy companies in saudi arabia and qatar is blamed op iran for retailiation for western sanctions. >>> many lawmaker on capitol hill growing impatient with the obama administration refusal to release video of last month's deadly terror attack in libya. today one of the central players in the conflicting narrative of that event received vote of confidence. herron hacatherine herridge has. >> hillary clinton publicly defended her assertion that video started the attack. >> ambassador rice had the same information as every other official did. >> without mentioning al-qaeda by name, the suspected group behind the consulate assault, secretary clinton told the washington think tank what happens in north africa affects national security. >> last month violence revealed scrapes of extremism that threat -- strains of extremism that threaten the nation as well as the broader region and the united states. >> two sources tell fox news that security video taken by ca
secretary leon panetta issued a warning about cyber security in the country and warned by a "cyber pearl harbor" saying the u.s. is becoming increasingly vulnerable to foreign attackers who could disable our power grids or transportation or even our money system. >>> greene and blue attacks when individuals wearing afghan military or police uniforms turn their guns on u.s. and nato troops. fox news senior military analyst lieutenant colonel oliver north streaming live from helmund province in afghanistan. what are you seeing where you are? >> that i tow commanders say that the recent green on blue attacks have failed to drive a wedge between u.s. and afghan troops. before coming here to helmund province we went to their special police training center to see for ourselves. those are afghan special police at the nato training is center. they are hand picked police officers sent here for advanced training to master skills necessary to protect the afghan people from the taliban. training here is conducted by nato special operators and experienced american law officers. this year, 600 graduat
about ameri ber security. leon panetta spoke to business leaders in new york. told them some recent large scale hacking incidents show power grids and transportation systems are vulnerable to electronic attack. panetta wants congress to urgently pass cyber security legislation. the nobel peace prize this year goes to the european union. the 27-nation was honored for its work promoting democracynd reconciliation since world war ii. the committee also praised it econ5zj cs.and this is amazing. a spectacular sight in los angeles today. the space shuttle endeavour is rolling through the streets headed to its final resting place, the california science center. the 12-mile trip will take two days, and crdsre lining the route to get a glimpse of the shuttle before it goes on display october 30th. and now we return you to our encore showing of last night's vice presidential debate. >> i would like to move on to afghanistan, and that's one of the biggest expenditures this country has made. in dollars and more importantly, in lives. we just pas sad milestone ofosing 2,00 u.s. troops there in
leon panetta warned the threat of a significant cyber attack against america is already here. >> the collective results of these kinds of attacks could be a cyber pearl harbor. >> reporter: panetta warned that cyber attackers have tried to shut down america's critical infrastructure, power, water, transportation, and major financial institutions. >> such a destructive cyber terrorist attack could virtually paralyze the nation. >> reporter: while russia and china are prime suspects, for the first time, u.s. officials blame iran for the recent jump in cyber attacks. defense officials tell nbc news iran was behind a recent series of attempts to disable the websites of several major u.s. banks. those attacks failed. but another iranian cyber attack nearly shut down saudi arabia's state oil company. using a sophisticated virus called shamooon the iranians stole critical data and destroyed 30,000 computers. experts say this complex attract should be a warning to the u.s. >> we do not have the proper level of security within the financial sector, the oil and gas sector, or any of ou
of this morning's headlines. leon panetta warns united states is vulnerable to a cyber pearl harbor. hackers threaten to attack the power grid, financial networks and government. those hacksers are getting morography. >>> the "wall street journal" reports a slow down in job growth because some businesses are worried about the fiscal cliff. 1/3 of companies say they are not hiring right now because they don't know what congress is going to end up doing about taxes and spending. >>> there are 7 billion people in the world and the "los angeles times" says 6 billion of them now have a cell phone. the new report says only 2.3 billion people in the world have internet access. >>> the "the washington times" says a giant panda cub died last month at the national zoo because of underdeveloped lungs and liver damage. officials say it is possible that the female cub was born prematurely because its lungs were not fully developed. they are optimistic >> this national weather report sponsored by mcdonald's. i'm lovin'it. >> space shuttle "endeavour" is crawling through the streets of los angeles this mor
, have about $225 billion of cuts spread across government and secretary panetta said we can find savings. just don't give us a number that's too ugly or big. there are specifics and things we can do this year to avoid the sequestration effect. >> mr. kaine, this week the u.s. supreme court is going to tackle the issue of affirmative action. do you think a college applicant's race should be a factor in whether or not they're admitted to a virginia college? >> the supreme court will tackle this case, which i think they last sort of dealt with in two cases from the university of michigan in the early part of the 2000's. the issue there and issue spending today, do our public colleges accept students and student body that sort of look like the state or look like the population they serve? my kids have gone to the public schools in richmond. they've come up in classrooms that are extremely diverse. they've gotten really good academic education but they've also really gotten spectacular education in living with the folks who are the real virginia today. we're increasingly diverse state and tha
. the president is on record as opposing those. secretary panetta is on record opposing those. no one wants those to happen. so that is not the plan of this president in any shape or form. what is the plan of this president is a plan that he devised with the full participation and support of the joint chiefs of staff and the combatant commanders, and it lays out a four-year defense plan that keeps our military, the best in the world, and keeps faith with the troops and their families. >> all right. we're going to have to leave it there, and obviously we'll be paying very close attention to the debate with these two regarding foreign policy. that will be the third and final debate between the two. thank you very much. appreciate it. >>> he faced his strongest challenge yet, and he won, but despite his victory, hugo chavez still has obstacles to overcome. we'll take a look at the path forward for the venezuelan president as well as his country. ♪ (train horn) vo: wherever our trains go, the economy comes to life. norfolk southern. one line, infinite possibilities. why they're always there to talk
spending, that's another big difference. president obama has worked with secretary leon panetta to bring down defense spending over the next 10 years. governor romney has talked about reinstating that and keeping defense spending at a floor, that it would not fall below. 4% of. two big ticket items, defense spending and tax policy. they have very different views. in terms of leadership, we would have to see what kind of leadership governor romney would have in terms of working with congress, working with a potentially divided congress we have now, in trying to broker a compromise,. which would,. host: this tweet -- lisa mascaro, one of our other viewers pointed out that if eight people are hard at work having meetings talking about the fiscal cliff, what are the other 520 something members doing? what are the other members contributed to this discussion? how are they preparing for all the big questions that will come up in the next months about the fiscal future? >> people running for reelection right now, so lot of people are fighting to save their seats and others are in a safer seats
force on the border on the jordanian side of the syrian border, secretary panetta described it today as aiding the jordanians, but having american troops that close to what is going on in syria -- is that not an escalation? >> we have always said that contingency planning is the responsible thing to do, and we have been working closely with it -- for some time with our partners. jordan has been taking an important role. as we have seen with the syrian regime's violations last week of turkish sovereignty, our partners in the region are greatly affected by assad's brutal campaign, so we will continue to coordinate closely with our partners moving forward as we have in the past. >> u.s. boots on the ground right next to a war zone -- is this an escalation? >> it is not an escalation. it is working with a partner to deal with the impacts of assad's brutality. >> as you know, many of the administration's critics would like to see a more active role by these troops. >> our position on providing military legal assistance has not changed. it is our position that what is needed in syria is no
the service. we are very closely partnering with the department of veterans affairs and rich secretary panetta, getting ready for the meetings, naturally. but the issue is that we are seeing transition as a career long activity. what that illuminates is that you can credentialed people. you can get a welding certificate that is portable across the united states if you are a welder. truck drivers, electricians, communications resource. the tougher ones are tankers and infantrymen. we are working with them to transition over time. and not just at the end of their career. >> today we have a veteran that attended georgetown and the university of oxford. costs for oxford or one 10th of georgetown. would you ask american private universities to provide best affordable education in comparison to overseas education >> well, first of all, you have to be a pretty smart son of of it, don't you? [laughter] [laughter] i think the educational benefits that have come online, well, there is a five minute warning. i didn't notice that. the educational benefits are very important. the new g.i. bill, it does pro
something about, i think. and that is the sequester. now, we know that mr. panetta, our secretary of defense, has said the sequester would be a disaster. as it would be. and i refer to him for chapter and verse about the size of the navy, the air force, the army. where did that originate? where did that idea come from? turns out it came from the white house. turns out mr. jack lew had a meeting with senator reid and congresswoman pelosi and suggested this. and initially, apparently, they weren't too keen on the idea until defense was thrown in. now, how much does defense really amount to percentage wise in terms of the problem we as a nation face? if you talk about given budgetary spending every year, discretionary spending, defense is pretty nigh on 50%. if you talk about the real problem which includes entitlements, defense is 14%. if you look at the $55-odd billion coming out of the sequester, that works out to about 1.4% of our overall problem. but better than 10% of the defense budget. now, are you going to tell me that the solution to our national financial problems is cutting defense?
attack. by september 27th defense secretary leon panetta said it became clear the attack was planned. on tuesday of this week the state department explicitly contradicted the story told by the administration saying there had been no protests outside the consulate in benghazi. the attack continues to be a clear political issue. it became clear that the story that we heard, the american people, in wake of the attack was simply not accurate. amy davidson, senior editor of the new yorker is back at the table. good to have you back. there are two issues here. i want to kind of set -- there are three issues. i want to kind of separate them out. there is i think a completely preposterous demagoguic attack by the romney/ryan campaign was due to inviting weakness. in fact, attempts on u.s. embassies spiked during the reagan administration. it doesn't seem to correlate in any way. i want to put that to the side because i don't think that's a serious charge. here's the u.s. attacks on diplomatic targets we see during bush one, a huge spike. they're relative to history quite low under president
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